Lives in the Yiddish Theatre
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"

1931-1969
 

Itshe V. Biderman

 

B. was born on 23 July 1892 in Grabowiec, Lublin Gubernia, Poland, the oldest son of a Trisker Chasid. He was in an errand boy in Warsaw in a flower shop, and when Arnstein was directing "amateurs" Pinski's "Izyk sheftel", B. prompted, such that he also prompted in the studio, that Peretz and David Herman founded. Later he acted with "amateurs" in a [shtal] in Mokotov, Warsaw.

In 1912 B. with his family came to America, here working in various trades until he traveled to Cincinnati, where he became a [kalkher] and wallpaper hanger(?), and he founded a dramatic club, which performed an entire winter each Sabbath at night. In 1914 B.'s one-acter "Vos iz glik?" was staged, then B. was taken into a troupe (Mrs. Weisenfreund, Bernardi and his wife, David Meyerovitsh and Aaron Psakhies), that performed in Cincinnati "Arbel-praze", published skits and humoresques in various periodic publications, published a drama "Shpener" (drama in 4 acts, publisher "Teater-shpiel", New York, 1924) [64 p., 16], with a forward from A. Almai, the one-acters "Zi un er" (compositor "Dos vort"), "Prints" ("Der pioner", 1, 1925), and "Der mentsh" (allegorical play, in the jubilee issue of "Di prese", 1928).

B. also wrote a drama "Oyfn himel a irid", which can be found in print.


M. E.

  • Zalmen Reyzen -- "Lexicon of Yiddish Literature", Vol. I, p. 258.

  • A. V. Biderman -- Tsum tsentn yortseyt fun I. L. Peretz, "Di feder", N. Y., May, 1925)

  • Itzhak Tsvi -- Retsenzies "Literarishe bleter", 35, 1925.

 


 

 

 

 


 

Home       |       Site Map       |      Exhibitions      |      About the Museum       |       Education      |      Contact Us       |       Links


Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 160.
 

Copyright Museum of Family History.  All rights reserved.